A Delta Airlines plane was struck by lightning at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Thursday evening while two workers stood nearby, an airport official said, as heavy thunderstorms rolled through South Florida.
The Broward County Sheriff Fire/Rescue said the workers felt a jolt. One of the workers complained of a headache and was taken to Broward Health. The other worker complained of arm pain and was checked out on the scene, but not taken to a hospital.
FLL's Greg Meyer said the plane is out of service until it can be safely examined and inspected before it returns to service.
The storms also delayed at least a dozen arrivals and more than 50 departures at the Fort Lauderdale airport. Miami International Airport reported less than 10 cancelled arrivals and just 3 cancelled departures due to the weather.